7 tips to find peace in life
We currently live in a society where the noise of our thoughts and our anxieties tend to consume us daily. In such a fast-paced world, inner peace can be a struggle to achieve.
1. Set limits.
If your life is overfilled you may need to set some limits. So stop doing some of the least important things, the things that honestly don’t matter that much.
Set a limit for how many times you will check inboxes, Instagram, Twitter etc. per day. And say no if you really don’t have the time.
2. Find a relaxation technique that works for you.
Long walks, music, yoga, meditation or going for a swim? Find out what works for you and do that.
3. Slow down.
Your emotions work backwards too.
If you slow down while walking, moving your body or talking you can often start to feel less stressed (compared to if you move/talk fast).
4. Unclutter your world, unclutter your mind.
Just take 3 minutes to declutter your workspace or the room you're in. A uncluttered, simplified and ordered space around you brings clarity and order to the mind.
So don’t stop there. Declutter, simplify and organize your home and life too to live in a more relaxing environment.
5. Accept and let go.
Now is now. But if something negative from the past – something someone said, something someone did – is still on your mind then accept and let that feeling and thought in instead of trying to push it away.
When you accept that it is then it starts to lose power. And while the facts may still be there in your head the negative feelings become a lot less powerful.
6. Know your ideal self.
Make a list of all the good qualities you intend to cultivate. Are you going to be kinder, fairer, more tolerant, more magnanimous, more patient, more dignified? What are your responses to difficulties going to be? What principles do you wish to uphold?
7. Think long term.
It may be tempting to lose your rag when you’re feeling angry or frustrated. But think about how you will feel about yourself and your own actions later on. Will you be happy about your behavior? Will it lead to you feeling peace of mind? If not, don’t do it.
In a world where everyone is preoccupied with everything, we no longer have time for ourselves. However, inner peace is still possible. If we choose to have awareness and change certain aspects of our unhealthy habits and lifestyle, we have more room for peace in our lives.